Sweden : PhD position in Evolutionary Genetics at Uppsala University

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A PhD-student position in evolutionary genetics is available at the Evolutionary biology center, Uppsala University. Starting date 1st of February 2014, or as agreed upon.

Project description: Postmeiotic gene expression and the potential for selection during the gametic phase in animals are still poorly understood. In your PhD project, you will investigate the importance of haploid selection in the zebrafish Danio rerio. You will combine experimental work with fitness assays such as the measurement of metabolic rates in embryos and adult fish as well as molecular work. See the Immler lab web-page for more information and recent publications (http://www.ebc.uu.se/Research/IEG/evbiol/research/Immler/) or contact Simone Immler directly (Simone.Immler@ebc.uu.se).

Qualifications: An MSc degree (or equivalent) in a relevant field is required. The ideal candidate is highly motivated with thorough education and strong interest in evolutionary biology and potentially developmental biology. Previous experience with zebrafish, experimental setups, the wet-lab and some basic bioinformatics are beneficial. Candidates must be fluent in English.

Conditions: The PhD training comprises four years of full time research and studies. The successful candidate will receive a fellowship the first year and a PhD-student position year 2-4. The position can be combined with up to 20% of teaching assistantship, which will then prolong the position accordingly. Please contact Simone Immler (Simone.Immler@ebc.uu.se, +46 18 471 6465) for more information.

How to apply: The application should include 1) a letter describing your research interests and motivation for PhD studies, 2) a short description of your education, 3) a CV, 4) an authorized copy of your MSc degree, 5) the names and contact information (address, email address, and phone number) of at least two reference persons, 6) relevant publications (including MSc thesis). The application must be written in English.
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Further Information

Application Deadline : 5 January 2014

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